Ben Fox

Ben is an Emmy-award winning Showrunner & Executive Producer with over 10 years’ experience developing and delivering series and specials to: BBC1, BBC2, Five, Nat Geo US, Nat Geo International, PBS/WGBH, TLC, Channel 4 TV, The History Channel US, Discovery, Discovery Science, Discovery Animal Planet, Discovery Networks International and Discovery ID.

He is also a BAFTA & RTS-nominated Writer, Director, Producer and Series Producer of over 50 hours of programming for BBC 1, BBC 2, Channel 4, Five, Discovery, TLC, CBC, NGC, NGCI and PBS.

Ben is known for script writing documentaries, science programmes, drama documentary and history.

He has originated and developed a wide range of ideas that have become hit shows and series.

He has a track record of building co-production finance and getting commissioned deals with a range of broadcasters worldwide. He has secured over £4 million of production funding so far through a range of commissions.

Some of Ben’s productions

Egypt’s Lost Valley of the Kings 4 x 60’ Discovery Channel US/Blink Film

development executive and series producer

The Victorian Slum 5 x 60’ BBC2 / Wall to Wall

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You and Your Dog 4 x 60' BBC2 / Wall to Wall

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Six Wives with Lucy Worsley 3 x 60’ BBC 2 & PBS

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Did He Do It? 6 x 60’ Investigation Discovery/Britespark Films

Series producer / showrunner


The Unexplained Files 7 x 60’ Discovery Networks International /Discovery Science & Discovery Channel/Raw TV

executive producer

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Uncovering Aliens / Probed 4 x 60’ Discovery Animal Planet/Raw TV

executive producer


Gettysburg 1 x120’ History Channel/SCOTT FREE (Ridley & Tony Scott)

show runner / supervising producer

4 X Primetime Emmy award-winner:

  • Outstanding Non Fiction Special 2011

  • Outstanding Sound Editing for Non Fiction Programming (single or multi camera) 2011

  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Mini Series, Movie or Special 2011

  • Jury prize for outstanding costume, miniseries, movie or special 2011

Earth Shocks / Naked Science 7x60’ For National Geographic US, UKTV, worldwide distribution and DVD.

A series using the very latest full HD live action technology and cutting edge CGI to explore new scientific discoveries as compelling single narratives. Incinerator Earth, Death of a Star (also director) How the West was Made, Dinosaur Meteor, Hyper Hurricanes, Planet Storm, The Ring of Fire

exec producer & series producer

Salvage Code Red 6x60' for NGC, NGCI and Discovery Canada.
Developed and raised £1.2 million to make this series from an idea Ben made for Channel 4 in 1999. The real drama of the high seas as salvors race to rescue burning ships, grounded ferries & sunken oil tankers in some of the worst weather the world’s oceans can throw at them.

Exec producer & series producer

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